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  • Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index (According to this freelance writer)

    09/18/2018 1:55:22 PM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joanne Lu
    The United States' commitment to global development does not look good compared with that of other wealthy countries — and it's likely to get worse. According to an annual index released Tuesday by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world's wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount. That's because in 2017, it allocated a mere 0.18 percent of its gross national income for development assistance. That is well short of the 0.7 percent that wealthy countries have committed to strive for...
  • Merkel To Fire Domestic Intelligence Chief Who Questioned Chemnitz ‘Migrant Hunt’ Narrative

    09/18/2018 5:01:16 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will allegedly fire the head of the country’s domestic intelligence service after he countered claims of “migrant hunts” during one of the many Chemnitz protests. Government sources claim that the German leader has decided to relieve Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) chief Hans-Georg Maassen of his post following a number of incidents including his rejection of a video that allegedly showed angry demonstrators in Chemnitz “hunting” migrants following the murder of Daniel Hillig, Die Welt reports. The sources claim that Merkel decided the fate of the spy chief over the weekend, telling...
  • U.S. authorities to scrutinize Danske Bank over money laundering scandal: report

    09/16/2018 6:48:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 14 September 2018 19:00 CEST+02:00
    A multi-million kroner money laundering case at Danske Bank’s Estonian branch could be investigated by US authorities. The Justice Department, Treasury Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are each examining Danske Bank over the allegations of money laundering flows, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The investigations are the result of a complaint made by a confidential whistleblower to US authorities more than two years ago, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by the WSJ, the newspaper writes. In early August, the Danish state prosecutor’s office for serious economic and international crime...
  • California and Baden-Württemberg form sister-state relationship [for “climate change”]

    09/16/2018 6:31:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.16.2018 | jcg/sms (dpa, AFP)
    The governor of California, Jerry Brown, announced Saturday that his state would join the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg in a sister-state relationship with the goal of strengthening climate protection and economic ties between the two. The sister-state agreement comes at the tail end of a global climate summit, organized by Brown, which attracted thousands of politicians, activists, business leaders and others from around the world. The premier of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, joined Brown at the summit in San Francisco for the signing of the agreement. […] “The German connection is alive and well in California,” Brown said. “The fact...
  • German music festival disinvites musician who endorsed BDS

    09/15/2018 10:33:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/9/18
    Organizers of a music festival in Düsseldorf, Germany, withdrew their invitation to composer and singer Brian Eno over his longtime involvement in attempts to boycott Israel, JTA reported on Friday. Eno was slated to appear at the Electricity Conference festival in October, but last week he was among a group of artists who signed a letter urging a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest that will be held next year in Israel. Festival organizer Rüdiger Esch told the Westdeutsche Zeitung that it “was the only right decision” to disinvite Eno because “we don’t want to invite anyone who supports activities...
  • Germany says closure of Washington PLO office undermines two-state solution

    09/14/2018 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 14, 2018 7:28 AM | Michelle Martin and Riham Alkousaa
    The United States’ decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in Washington will make it harder to reach a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, a spokeswoman for the German foreign ministry said on Friday. […] The U.S. administration on Monday said the PLO’s office in Washington would be closed out of concern about Palestinian attempts to prompt an International Criminal Court investigation of Israel. …
  • TURKISH TEENAGER WHO PLOTTED TO BLOW UP GAY CLUB IN FRANKFURT ARRESTED [church a target, too]

    09/14/2018 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    German police in the state of Hesse arrested a teenager in September for plotting an Islamic terror attack on a gay club and church in the city of Frankfurt. An intelligence source in Germany told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that the state police "arrested a guy named Yusuf Erkocoglu, a young Turkish kid caught planning to blow up a gay club in Frankfurt." The Post is the first publication to obtain the name of the suspect. The intelligence source confirmed that Erkocoglu also targeted a Catholic church in Frankfurt -- the financial center of Germany.
  • After Russian Pressure, AP Issues Correction on 'Nazi-Soviet Alliance

    09/14/2018 7:00:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/13/18 | Ofer Aderet
    The Associated Press news agency on Wednesday acceded to a Russian request to delete the term "former ally" from an article mentioning the relationship between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during World War II. The article, which was published at the beginning of the month in media outlets worldwide, including Haaretz, was about a Ukrainian city commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of its Jewish community. It included the claim that "in June 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union, its former ally." On Wednesday, ten days after the article was published, AP amended the text. The news agency...
  • EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values

    09/12/2018 9:19:04 AM PDT · by aspasia · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/12/2018 | BBC
    The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law - charges which he denies.
  • 'Join the BREXIT CLUB!' Nigel Farage urges Hungary's Orban to follow Britain OUT of EU

    09/12/2018 9:23:57 AM PDT · by aspasia · 14 replies
    Express ^ | 8/11/2018 | Laura Mowat
    Mr Farage spoke highly about the country’s leader Viktor Orban and urged him to not stand to be lectured by the EU but instead follow the UK’s lead and simply leave the bloc. The comments come a day before MEPs are set to vote on whether to trigger Article 7, which is an EU law drafted to ensure respect for democracy and the rule of law as they are worried Hungary is becoming a dictatorship. Mr Orban has said that triggering Article 7 would be an “abuse of power” of the EU. Brussels is concerned with Mr Orban's attitude towards...
  • Obama-Hillary Fired Benghazi Heroes When they Got to Germany – Made Them Find Their Own Way Back

    09/11/2018 9:24:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 11, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Obama-Hillary Fired Benghazi Heroes When they Got to Germany – Made Them Find Their Own Way Back to US (VIDEO) ( full title ). ... Barack Obama knew about the Benghazi Consulate terror attacks 90 minutes after they began on 9-11. The attack in Benghazi took place in two waves at the consulate and lasted several hours. ... the resident knew about the attacks three hours after they began. Obama went to bed. US military contractors battled Islamist extremists for 13 hours while Obama slept. Today is the sixth anniversary of the Islamist attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi....
  • Protests Erupt in Germany's Köthen After 2 Afghans Detained Over Man's Death

    09/10/2018 7:43:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 11:50 10.09.2018 | Sputnik
    Two Afghan men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a German man in a fight in the eastern town of Köthen, German police announced. The circumstances of the man’s death remain unclear. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Köthen in eastern Germany on Sunday, moving in silence towards the playground, where a 22-year-old German man died following a clash with two Afghans. READ MORE: New Rally to Be Held in Chemnitz as German Citizen Dies in Clash With Afghans Even though the mayor of the town, Bernd Hauschild urged locals to steer clear of the demonstration, police...
  • Trump closing Palestinian mission in pro-Israel move

    09/10/2018 2:59:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Ass Press ^ | September 10, 2018 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, the latest U.S. blow against the Palestinians and an international court during the stalled Mideast peace process. Some things to know: THE GIST The administration’s move to close the PLO office in Washington is not directly connected to the Trump White House’s opposition to the International Criminal Court, although the administration is trying to link them. But the Trump administration is trotting out discussions about the two on the same day — Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year — in a move certain to inflame...
  • Trump officials to announce closure of Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC: report

    09/10/2018 7:35:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/18 11:04 PM EDT | BRETT SAMUELS
    National security adviser John Bolton is expected to announced Monday that the U.S. will shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) office in Washington, D.C., The Wall Street Journal reported. “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” Bolton is expected to say, according to a draft of his speech reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Bolton will reportedly threaten the International Criminal Court with sanctions if it carries out investigations into the U.S. and Israel. ADVERTISEMENT The action against the PLO, which serves as the main entity...
  • CDC Investigating...Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights...Philadelphia

    09/06/2018 6:42:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    Full Headline: CDC Investigating After Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights Coming Into Philadelphia International Airport Officials say 12 passengers arriving at the airport on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich experienced flu-like symptoms. Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the airport.
  • twitter suspends benghazi hero after criticism of president obama!

    09/09/2018 11:07:58 AM PDT · by gattaca · 85 replies
    GP ^ | September 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama lectured President Trump, accused him of racism, and attempted to take credit for President Trump’s economic miracle. But Barack Obama’s worst lie was his remarks on Benghazi. Barack Obama: “The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. … they’ve embraced wild conspiracy theories by those surrounding Benghazi. Or my birth certificate.” Benghazi hero Kris Paronto responded to the former president. Kris has not forgotten about the men lost as Obama did nothing. Apparently Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto can’t defend against the lies so Twitter promptly put him in a timeout. Twitter did...
  • 'Get Out of Germany, Jewish Pigs': Jewish Restaurant in Germany Attacked by neo-Nazis

    09/09/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 8, 2018 | Ofer Aderet
    On August 27, around 22:00 P.M., the Kosher restaurant "Schalom" in Chemnitz was raided by a group of neo-Nazis clad in black. The town has seen a deluge of violent demonstrations by far-right groups in world past two weeks, which began in protest of the murder of a local citizen, suspected to have been committed by Syrian and Iraqi asylum seekers on August 26. The group reportedly shouted: "Get out of Germany, Jewish pigs," and hurled stones and bottles at the restaurant. Uwe Dziuballa, the owner of "Schalom," was wounded after being hit by one of the rocks and the...
  • Trump cuts $25 million in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

    09/08/2018 10:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 8, 2018 12:39 PM | David Brunnstrom, Ali Sawafta, Mayaan Lubell and Stephen Farrell
    U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday. Trump called for a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians earlier this year to ensure that the funds were being spent in accordance with national interests and were providing value to taxpayers. “As a result of that review, at the direction of the President, we will be redirecting approximately $25 million originally planned for the East Jerusalem Hospital Network,” the State Department official...
  • The EU might be one step closer to having its own army as it backs a new defence plan

    11/15/2016 6:04:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Business Insider / AFP ^ | 11/15/16 | Bryan McManus
    EU ministers approved a common defence plan on Monday despite sharp differences over how far it should go, as Donald Trump's election win stoked fears about Washington's commitment to European security. Trump's campaign threat to think twice about defending NATO allies unless they up their defence spending has driven calls for the European Union to press ahead on its own, despite objections from Britain. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini insisted the plans — to boost the bloc's ability to respond to external conflicts, help partner countries build their defence capabilities and protect EU citizens — would not undermine NATO....
  • QUAKER EVENT PROMOTES BLOOD LIBELS AGAINST ISRAEL

    09/07/2018 9:50:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/07/2018 | Andrew Harrod
    “This is not prison; this is a genocide,” stated an audience member following August 29 movie screenings concerning the Gaza Strip at the Washington, DC office of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Typifying the Israel-hating audience of about 25 that filled FCNL’s small Capitol Hill presentation room, this woman’s comments demonstrated how Quakers at FCNL and beyond have joined the global demonization of Israel. The woman, a self-professed member of the radical anti-Israel organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), “was totally sickened” by the evening’s viewings of Gaza in Context and Gaza: A Gaping Wound. These two...